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Saturday 16 December 2017

Palace star Yannick Bolasie on a high after African Cup of Nations advanture

Democratic Republic of the Congo's forward Yannick Bolasie (L) challenges Equatorial Guinea's midfielder Randy during the 2015 African Cup of Nations third place play-off football match between Democratic Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea in Malabo on February 7, 2015
Democratic Republic of the Congo's forward Yannick Bolasie (L) challenges Equatorial Guinea's midfielder Randy during the 2015 African Cup of Nations third place play-off football match between Democratic Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea in Malabo on February 7, 2015

CRYSTAL PALACE winger Yannick Bolasie returned from a "dream come true" at the African Nations Cup to prevent Alan Pardew's Newcastle reunion turning into a nightmare.

The 25-year-old has been in scintillating form this season for the Eagles but missed their last six games as he helped the Democratic Republic of Congo to a third-place finish at the tournament in Equatorial Guinea.

"I think it's a dream come true for myself, I couldn't have imagined anything better to be honest," Bolasie said of his African Nations Cup experience.

"It was a big achievement for myself and my country to finish third over there, we didn't expect that."

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